A man was stabbed to death and his wife was seriously wounded on Sunday night during an attack at a Korean prayer center in Frederick County, Maryland, police said.
The husband was pronounced dead at the scene and the victim's wife was taken to an area trauma center where she was in serious but stable condition, The Washington Post reported. Their names have not yet been released.
After the incident, which occurred around 7:45 p.m. during a prayer or worship service at the Anna Prayer Counseling and Retreat Center, the alleged attacker called 911 and walked up a nearby road to wait for police, CBS News reported.
“The scene was very bloody, very gruesome,” Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins told WJZ, the local CBS affiliate. “Deputies dealt with a lot trying to administer first aid to the victims.”
The suspect, who was described by officials as a 30-year-old male of Asian decent from northern Virginia, had allegedly been living at the center for about a week, ABC affiliate WJLA reported.
The incident is currently under investigation.
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